Practice Groups

WHY PRACTICE GROUPS?

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is often readily understood, yet can be challenging to put into practice. To help you bring NVC into your daily life Metro Detroit Nonviolent Communication offers Practice Groups.

MDNVC Practice Groups are weekly gatherings where you can develop your skills through the use of practice exercises, role-plays and the sharing of your struggles and successes with others.

PRACTICE TO

  • Be more compassionate with ourselves and others by increasing our awareness of our feelings and needs
  • Distinguish our actual observations from our story about what happened
  • Translate our judgmental thoughts into the underlying feelings and needs
  • Listen empathically
  • Receive “hard to hear” statements without taking it personally
  • Make Requests
  • Support our own values while equally honoring the needs of others
  • Connect with a sense of aliveness and appreciation

SUGGESTED EXPERIENCE

For Beginner Practice Groups, participants should have some idea of what NVC is. Recommendations include attending an MDNVC Introductory Workshop, reading the beginning of Marshall Rosenberg’s book: Nonviolent Communication, A Language of Life, and/or completing The Exercise.

To be eligible for Intermediate Practice Groups, participants must have previously completed an MDNVC Beginner Practice Group. If you’re not sure if you qualify, please contact us.

PLEASE NOTE: We ask that all registrants participate in at least 80% of the sessions (i.e. 8 out of 10) to support continuity, learning, participation and progress of the whole group.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Click Here to Register for a Winter 2018 Beginner Practice Group

Meeting for 9 weeks in Royal Oak, MI

Saturdays 3:30p – 5:30p

January 6th – March 10th, skipping February 10th

Click Here to Register for a Winter 2018 Intermediate Practice Group

Meeting for 9 weeks in Royal Oak, MI

Sundays 10:00a – 12:00p

January 7th – March 18th, skipping February 4th & February 11th

What people are saying:

“There hasn’t been a week gone by without me having a significant revelation about my psyche.”

Michael, Practice Group Participant

“The feedback has been terrifically positive Katie! It is amazing to have a class that NO-ONE drops out of during the course of the 6 weeks!  I am so happy that we found you.  You are amazingly competent, joyous, and skilled at teaching adults. Thank you again!!”

Penny, Practice Group Participant

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